John Hoobyar

Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 at Brooklyn Studios for Dance
9/14, 9/21, 9/28
$8 // cash or check

Class description:

This class is about across-the-floor. Across-the-floor as arrival, as warmup, as social dance, as contemporary dance class, as ethos, as disposition, as point of view, as intimacy, as cool down. Can we do across-the-floor without traveling? What if we expand the floor beyond the marley? I'm interested in what is particular to this part of many contemporary dance classes to better understand how it functions both in a class, in relationship to performance practices, and in relationship to bigger systems. What politics are we endorsing when we do across-the-floor that we may or may not be aware of? Can we do it differently but retain that which is essential to it?


John Hoobyar is an artist and performer based in New York. He is interested in the continually changing function and cultural position of traditional western concert dance practices. John has performed in the work of Sarah Michelson, Tino Sehgal, Ryan McNamara, Anne Imhof, Will Rawls, Alex Rodabaugh, Andy de Groat restaged by Cat Galasso, Christopher Williams, Rebecca Patek, Alexandra Beller, and Tiffany Mills, among others. He was a 2016 danceWEB scholar at ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival and holds a degree in French language and literature from Goucher College, MD.